I went on the Phoenix Magazine annual garden tour with a buddy of mine yesterday and one of the stops was at the home of Janet Orr, ceramic artist.
I was fortunate enough to meet her, and we talked at length about her process.
My husband loves these totems, and wants me to make him one. So I wanted to get some tips from her. Her process is somewhat different in the materials she uses than what I am used to. I will probably try to convert it to something I'm more comfortable working with.
She was gracious and open, and her garden was fantastic. Here's the best part: no landscapers, no architects, all the garden work is hers.